pe01joulu201718:00Kolo bar, Pakkahuoneenkatu 5, Oulu
Arctic Comics Network - Annual meeting
Arctic Comics Network is getting wider after four years of operation - and expanding continues.
Before the year 2014, Nordic comics cooperation was not strongly organized outside of the capital city areas in Nordic countries. Oulu Comics Society started the arctic comics cooperation with the first steps of the Arctic Comics Network in 2014.
The network is ment to promote comic artists and comic organizations and activate comics and visual art scene in Nordic Europe, especially outside the capital areas of northern Nordic and Baltic Countries. It is also to enlighten the practical potential of comics and to spread the information of the Nordic comics scene and events.
The network activities strengthen the Nordic cooperation and visibility of the northern comics by bringing together cartoonists, comics institutions and associations, and other professionals working with visual art, comics research or education.
The main event of the network is the annual Arctic Comics Meeting organized during the Oulu Comics Festival. This year the meeting is about future collaboraiton and northern landscape.
The activities of the Arctic Comics Network include also exchange of comic exhibitions and comic teachers. This can be also a part of POP UP Comics Centers, touring around the Northern Europe and in the Baltics. In the year 2014 Oulu Comics Center organized a POP UP Comics Center in Tromsø, Norway. In October 2016 Oulu Comics visited Reykjavík City Library. During the trip, new cartoony contacts and plans for the future POP UPs were made. Where to next? Stay tuned!